The BotObjects ProDesk3D Color 3D Printer

p1010037-3[1] The ProDesk3D by BotObjects has been one of the most controversial 3D printer products over the past few years. Built by a small firm in London and purported to print in full color – albeit only in bands of mixed color that appear in gradations along the length of the printed objects – pre-orders sold out quickly […]

Foodini Is A 3D Printer That Lets You Print Dishes With Fresh Ingredients

screen-shot-2014-03-27-at-2-58-01-pm[1] Foodini is a 3D printer for foodstuffs. Its Florida-based makers are hoping their time-saving device becomes as ubiquitous on kitchen countertops as the microwave oven has become. But instead of forcing people to rely on highly processed convenience food that’s larded with additives and unhealthy levels of salt, as microwave meals generally are, they want Foodini to get more people […]

CraftBot 3D Is Another Take On Making An Affordable, Accessible 3D Printer

screen-shot-2014-07-09-at-1-50-18-pm[1] You wait ages for an affordable 3D printer and then two come along at once… Yesterday we covered Mota 3D‘s Kickstarter campaign to raise $100,000 to get a fully featured, high-res RRP $600 3D printer to market. Today meet CraftBot 3D, whose makers are seeking $40,000 via Indiegogo to make an “easy to use affordable” 3D printer. How affordable? It starts at $399 for […]

Beautiful 3D-Printed Tourbillon In Action

Watch This Beautiful 3D-Printed Tourbillon In Action I’ve been watching my buddy Nicholas Manousos for a few years now. He’s been designing and printing large representations of various watch parts and movements and posting them on Facebook for a while, and he’s just completed his pièce de résistance: a working tourbillon in brightly colored plastic. A tourbillon is an 18th century system for reducing […]

Gunmaker Skirts Laws By 3D-Printing A Single Firearm Part

Gunmaker Skirts Laws By 3D-Printing A Single Firearm Part A gunmaker who calls himself Buck O’Fama (get it?) has posted a video of his 3D-printed Ruger Charger receiver. This single part, which usually holds the serial number and is an integral part of the firing mechanism, is, technically, the only part that defines a weapon as an actual gun. By printing his (or her) […]

A 3D Printer That Turns Coke Bottles Into Whatever You Can Imagine

A 3D Printer That Turns Coke Bottles Into Whatever You Can Imagine Star Trek’s replicators were not only able to produce any food or products our far-off descendants wanted, they were also able to make it from any kind of waste products. It was the ultimate recycling scenario, one that the new Ekocycle Cube 3D Printer hopes to emulate by using a new filament made in part from recycled plastic […]